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Tag: Minimum Wage

MUST SEE: MoveOn and Robert Reich Launch New Media Project “The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy”

Dear MoveOn member, A decent nation pays people a living wage. A strong nation makes sure people can earn a living and still take care of their families. If you agree, then I need your help. Today MoveOn and I are launching an ambitious new media project, “The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy,” with two […]

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VICTORY: Walmart Raises Its Wages!

Walmart employs hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country. The majority of those workers make minimum wage—as Walmart executives are making BILLIONS. Our friends at OUR Walmart have been fighting for a living wage by starting petitions, staging protests, and organizing to fight for their rights. Last week, Walmart workers won a big victory: Walmart announced that they will […]

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VICTORY: Justice for Snarf’s Sub Shop Workers

Twenty employees at Snarf’s in Chicago, including workers who had been at the sandwich shop for years, received an email three days before Christmas informing them they were being terminated without any notice. The CEO promised the workers an additional week of wages as compensation for the unjust firing, but broke his promise. That’s why Kevin Brown, who had worked at Snarf’s for two and a half years, started a MoveOn Petition to CEO Jim Seidel.

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VICTORY: President Obama Jump-starts Fair Wage Fight

Across the country, MoveOn members are fighting hard for livable salaries for low-wage workers. The leading employer of low-wage workers? The federal government itself. That’s why Heather McGhee of the organization Demos started a MoveOn Petition to President Obama, asking him to use his State of the Union address to announce a “Good Jobs” executive order that would raise the wages of federal contract workers.

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We Can’t Survive on $7.25

Workers need a McLivingWage

Yesterday, thousands of fast-food workers went on strike and organized rallies in more than 100 cities demanding a living wage, because, as New York strikers said, “We can’t survive on $7.25.” These efforts drew so much attention, even President Obama took notice, calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage in solidarity with “airport workers, […]

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